Tropical Environments

Author: Martin Kellman,Rosanne Tackaberry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134819595

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Tropical Environments presents a comprehensive introduction to the complex systems of the tropics. Covering a broad, cross-regional range of humid through to semi-arid tropical climate zones, the book features a wealth of case studies drawn from throughout the tropical world. The authors tackle the major problems within the tropics, from complex biological interactions and soil nutrient deficiencies, offering a balanced integration of biophysical and human management issues.

World of Theatre 2003 Edition

An Account of the World's Theatre Seasons 1999-2000, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002

Author: Ian Herbert,Nicole Leclercq

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134402120

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Edited by Ian Herbert, President of the International Association of Theatre Critics, Secretary of the Drama Section of the Critics' Circle in London, and editor of Theatre Record, the chronicle of the British stage, and Nicole Leclercq, Archives et Musée de la Littérature, Brussels, the World of Theatre is a lavishly illustrated biennial publication providing on-the-spot and authoritative surveys of current theatrical activity from across the globe. The content of the book is as varied as the theatrical situations it describes, from magisterial round-ups by leading critics in Europe to desperate and pitiful reports from the battlefield in war-torn countries. With expanded coverage, this new edition encompasses the three seasons from 1999 to 2002 and contains articles from over seventy countries. The contributors include leading commentators such as Jim O'Quinn, editor of American Theatre, and England's Peter Hepple, the longest serving London theatre critic and a former editor of The Stage. The World of Theatre will be welcomed by theatre scholars as an ongoing revision of another Routledge reference work, the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre and is essential reading for anyone seeking up-to-date information on the developments in the leading theatre nations as well as those countries whose theatre is little known outside their boundaries.

The Architecture of Red Vienna, 1919-1934

Author: Eve Blau

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262024519

Category: Architecture

Page: 509

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In this book, Eve Blau looks at how ideological conflict shapedthe buildings of RedVienna—in terms of their program, spatialconception, language, and use—as wellas how political meaning itselfis manifested in architecture.

Theatre in Vienna

A Critical History, 1776-1995

Author: W. E. Yates

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521022576

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 9034


This is the first general history in English of theatre in Vienna, the one German-speaking city which, in the eighteenth century and for most of the nineteenth, sustained a theatrical life comparable to that of Paris or London. The book covers this theatrical culture from the beginnings of modern theatre in 1776 to the present day, relating it to social, political and intellectual history. It focuses primarily on the most important and productive theatres: the Burgtheater of the nineteenth and early twentieth century and the commercial theatres that housed Viennese dialect comedy and operetta. Particular emphasis is placed on the dramatists and composers from whom the lasting importance of the theatres chiefly derives, and on the ideological pressures reflected in the repertory, in censorship (to which one chapter is devoted), and in press reception. The book draws on original documents including diaries, memoirs and reviews, and is accessible to general readers as well as specialists.